Gallery owner LaTiesha Fazakas with her mother Sheila and daughter Jocelyn

Gallery owner, LaTiesha Fazakas, with her mother, Sheila, and daughter, Jocelyn.

Beau Dick Sheila and Matthew LaTiesha's son

Beau Dick Sheila and Matthew LaTiesha’s son

SHEILA: Women, Art, and Production

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m.

Please join us for the opening reception of an all-female group exhibition to coincide with International Women’s Day 2017, featuring work by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous multidisciplinary contemporary artists.

Artists: Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda, Matilda Aslizadeh, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Robyn Laba, Natasha McHardy, Yvonne Muinde, Joyce Ozier, Heather Passmore, Maria Anna Parolin, Rosa Quintana-Lillo, Sarah Shamash, prOphecy sun, Damla Tamer, Charlene Vickers, and Carollyne Yardley.

Panel talks facilitated by the artists, as well as individuals from the local arts scene and the DTES, will be held at Fazakas Gallery on each Saturday of the month, beginning on March 11th.

As well, an online auction will take place from March 8 – 31st to benefit Sheway, a pregnancy outreach program located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Performance by Charlene Vickers (Anishinaabe Ojibwe), at Fazakas Gallery as part of the SHEILA Artist Talk Panel.


Along with the opening of SHE-I-LA, Fazakas Gallery will be hosting panel talks on each Saturday of the month, beginning on March 11th. These panels include an Artist Talk by the SHE-I-LA exhibitors, a panel discussion by the Art Mamas collective, and a Downtown East Side panel. For more information on these talks, please click on the icons below.